I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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Versatile Blogger Award.

I just received this blogger award from a very talented artist, Dean. He likes to create cute creatures. You can find his blog here -http://weespookeezdesign.blogspot.com  He walks you through some of his hardships and struggles during his process. Very interesting to watch him. Check him out. :) He is a very talented artist and a good friend to have around!

 Here is the award that he gave me... 

Thank you Dean! 

Now in order to accept this I must do a couple more things. 
I have to tell you seven things about myself. Okay. 
1. I'm a mother of 6
2. I do not like pink all that much
3. I want to live in a Victorian town in a Victorian home. 
4. I am married.
5. I am an artist in training.
6. I am not always normal.
7. I am a good friend. 

Now I will tell you who I am going to give this to.. 
I would like to give it to Dean again but I do not know if that is part of the rules! ;) 
So let me think of my other friends. 

Oil Paint

I am working on a new painting. This weekend I wanted to bang my head against the wall because of it. But today I can kinda see it coming together. For me the hardest part about the paintings are getting it started. I struggle with that whole part of it. I have the same problems with trying to write a paper! The intro is always the hardest. :) Anywayyss.. I was mixing some greens because this painting is mainly GREEN. So I wanted the perfect green for me. I finally found it after mixing many different ones.. Van Dyke brown and Viridian (Hue)! So excited. Its a bit dark but I like it that way! I have a couple of things to do. I have to go to Wal Mart! Wal mart is enough to ruin my day. I also have to take some avon to a costumer. Then off to teach my art class. Then I can paint again. So I should go so I can paint for at least an hour more today before I have to join the rest of the world outside.. (saddness) I could stay in here all day and paint if they would let me.   Have a good day everyone! 

Bad Days Good Days

So I wrote a letter a couple of days ago. I reposted it just now because I decided that even if it sounds insane, contradicting or even stupid to others - I need to let it out. After I wrote it I felt 100% better about what I was going through. As a matter of fact I am not even sure I feel that way about some of what I said anymore! Getting it out really helped me out. I read something that someone else wrote on her blog. She writes all about her struggles and some of the things that she writes are a bit strange sounding to some I am sure. But to me - I found them interesting. So I am going to keep doing what I am doing. You can find her blog listed on the side in my blog list.


I put a bunch of my stuff on sale in my zibbet shop in case you are interested.. http://www.zibbet.com/TheArtOfNecking

Today I am working on a new painting. Here is my sketch that I started.. I will add more as I go along! Have a good day and happy painting everyone!

Get Busy!

How is everyone doing??

I really need to get busy. I poke around at all the other art blogs and I see everyone bustling around and getting the job done.... not me! I'm just sitting here watching the clouds go by..   They really are pretty though.  :) I might have an idea for a painting.. I have to watch the clouds go by a little bit longer first.

Fun in the snow! I was tired of shoveling it so I decided to create something out of it. 

1000 Visitors!

I have hit the 1000 visitors mark since I started my blog. I am sure me coming here and working on it all that put about 100 of those hits on here! Its okay though.. Pretty cool! :)

Small Works For Sale

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